Marvel takes a lot of flack for their movies being a bit same-y, which isn’t an entirely unfounded complaint. They’ve taken steps to mix things up lately, most notably with Guardians of the Galaxy, but later this year they’re going to take things in an entirely different direction with Doctor Strange. And if you need proof that this is like nothing we’ve witnessed thus far in the MCU, check out the new trailer that just hit the airwaves.
There’s a serious world-bending, Matrix and Inception kind of vibe in this Doctor Strange trailer, and it looks totally awesome and appropriately psychedelic for the first big-screen jaunt from the MCU’s Sorcerer Supreme.
Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) is a gifted neurosurgeon who loses everything when his hands are crushed in an accident. Searching for meaning and a way to help people after his injuries, he encounters the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton), who shows him the way of the mystic arts and opens up a new universe of possibilities. It’s going to be interesting to see how Doctor Strange fits into the already extant MCU—he’s something quite different than the usual tights-and-capes superheroes—but it’s definitely an exciting prospect.